You don’t need us to tell you again how much of an impact Covid-19 has had on modern life as we know it – the constant updates we get from news outlets and social media can be pretty overwhelming.
In amongst the disruption caused by the virus, vehicle owners are experiencing comparatively mundane, but still stressful, problems. One of the big concerns has been around the legal requirement to carry out an annual MOT test on vehicles.
Just over a month ago, the government declared an automatic 6 month extension for any MOT test certificate due to expire on or after 30th March 2020. This is applicable to cars, vans and motorcycles only (and similar light vehicles) as well as any of these vehicles due for their first MOT, and the new law will be in place for 12 months.
For example, if your car’s MOT test certificate would have normally expired on 1st April 2020, you have until 1st October to have your vehicle tested.
The measures are designed to reduce the number of people visiting garages and dealerships for regular and non-urgent vehicle maintenance.